HOLIDAY PARTY TRENDS

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With Thanksgiving past us and the holidays ahead, it is time to start planning the perfect party fashion attire for every occasion this Season. From the office party to present exchange with the girls to Christmas dinner, we’ve selected the perfect outfits to suit any and every event this year. Whether you decide to go traditional or try something new, take a look at our top trending looks for the holidays 2015. Take advantage of Black Friday sales this weekend, and start shopping our top choices.

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One of our top holiday looks trending this Season is winter white from head to toe. Stay with the Season, and look for luscious ivory and off-white colors rather than Summer’s crisp white hue. For your next holiday party, we love Liberty Garden’s NEW long sleeve mixed media ivory sheath dress paired with Menbur’s matching ivory ankle strap sandals and Topshop’s “Polar Bear” faux fur ivory overcoat. We also like Hale Bob’s romantic ivory embroidered mesh lace dress or the ivory floral A line dress, flattering on “Apple” shaped figures. Or, go maxi style in Liberty Garden’s “Boho” ivory embroidered strapless dress or Hale Bob’s classic stretch lace dress with half slip. For more casual occasions, go with Hale Bob’s ivory ultra suede leggings and ivory lace sweater knit long sleeve shirt, topped with Liberty Garden’s ivory terry knit lace jacket. However you choose to style, be sure to include one our favorite head to toe color trends this Winter.

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MAD FOR PLAID

Our second favorite holiday party style trending this Season is plaid. Go with a fresh, updated look for 2015 with a sleek plaid midi pencil skirt, or bundle up in a cozy plaid wool jacket. You can even accessorize with tiny plaid stud earrings or a chic plaid crossbody bag. Get a similar look as above with Topshop’s wool blend midi length skirt paired with Hale Bob’s black long sleeve embroidered top and black ankle strap heels from Steve Madden. Bundle up against Winter’s chilliest weather in Ann Taylor’s brushed wool blend plaid coat or go for holiday cheer in Trina Turk’s double breasted emerald green plaid jacket. If plaid isn’t quite your clothing style, simply accessorize with Coach’s mini red plaid crossbody bag or go for just a hint with plaid stud earrings or classic plaid watch from Burberry. Bold or subtle. Be sure to include a little plaid in your Winter wardrobe this year.

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WINTER FLORALS

Not just for Spring anymore, Winter is the perfect time to let the flowers come out and play. The key to fashioning florals for Winter is to look for darker prints and longer sleeves, or accessorize your dress with heavier coats, scarves, furs and boots. For a day party with the girls, try  Hale Bob’s pink and white bold floral print maxi dress topped with a red rabbit fur vest and black booties from Via Spiga. At your next holiday office party, wow them in style with Betsey Johnson’s floral print stretch midi dress accessorized with emerald green satin T-strap sandals and a “Fall Follies” embellished flower bangle all from the designer herself. Dance the night away at your next holiday cocktail party with Hale Bob’s flattering gold sleeveless floral sequin dress paired with a matching copper sequin jacket and Topshop’s laser cut gold sandalsMaxi or mini. Sequined or satin. Add a lovely floral dress to your holiday party style this Season.

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A SHORTS STORY

Even though Winter is upon us, don’t rule out your favorite pair of shorts at your next holiday party. As with florals, the key is to layer your pair of shorts with heavier knits, wools, and furs, and on extra cold days, a pair of wool tights. Get a similar “Winter White” look as pictured above with Liberty Garden’s NEW ivory lace skort paired with Hale Bob’s ivory lace sweater knit blouse classic ivory jacket from Shopbop, and a “Boho” floppy hat from Eugenia Kim. Or go with our other favorite “Mad for Plaid” look in a frosty blue plaid romper from Soft Joie layered with soft wool blend tights from Falke and trendy suede fringe booties from Sam Edelman. If lace and plaid don’t please you, take a look at our wide range of shorts in all patterns and styles at our online store Posh at Play. There’s one to suit you perfectly at your next holiday gathering.

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TANGERINE IS THE NEW RED

From Elie Saab to Alice + Olivia, designers this year brought us a new shade of red – bright tangerine. What better time than the holidays to try on one of this Season’s top trending colors. Stand out from among the rest at your next office party in a Phillip Lim sleeveless silk ruffle dress or go for a more tailored look in Black Halo’s tangerine shift dress. Off set the bright color with nude ankle strap sandals from Suart Weitzman and a bead and crystal clutch by Natasha Couture, or head to toe color with tangerine suede pumps from Gianvito Rossi and a matching leather clutch from Rag and Bone.

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You are sure to dazzle and shine for your next formal affair in a sweeping floor length tangerine color maxi dress. We’ve picked one out just for you. Try Hale Bob’s stretch satin halter maxi dress paired with shimmering crystal embellished pumps from Badgley Mischka and dainty crystal drop earrings. Be the “belle 0f the ball” this Season in bright tangerine.

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DENIM AND LACE

Lastly, as featured in Harper’s Bazaar magazine’s top party picks, we couldn’t agree more with unexpected dynamic lace paired with denim. Suitable and chic for any holiday gathering, what better way to spruce up durable denim this Season than with an elegant, vintage Victorian lace blouse. We like this updated look with pencil skirt and lace up booties, perfect for the office party, dinner with the parents, or the annual holiday get together. Our top picks include Hale Bob’s supple satin and sultry black lace blouse or go with black stretch floral lace tunic paired with AC Collection’s faded denim pencil skirt and Alexandre Birman black lace up booties. Change up your style at another holiday occasion with a trendy midi length denim skirt from Frame Denim or go with relaxed cropped denim pants from Citizen’s of Humanity. And you could always switch things up by topping Hale Bob’s ivory or grey lace midi skirt with a tie back denim top from Nicholas. However you choose to style, try the denim and lace combo this year.

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Which holiday style do you fancy most? Whether you choose to go winter white head to toe or pair denim and lace, change things up this Season. Forgo the predictable LBD and wear something that expresses your unique personality and beautiful YOU. Start shopping your favorite looks today from the convenience of your home and take advantage of the remaining hours of our online Black Friday sale here at Posh at Play. Find all your favorite looks right here.

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HOW TO STYLE THIS SEASON’S FAVORITE SWEATERS

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Winter weather is finally here and with it comes a change in wardrobe essentials. While staying warm yet fashionable can be tricky, we’ve selected our favorite ways to style your cozy sweaters this Season. The key is to streamline your look without looking too bulky. Take a peek at the top trending looks for Winter 2015 below and start shopping the styles today. No need to forgo fashion in the chilly months ahead.

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SWEATER AND BUTTON DOWN

On those mornings when everything feels rushed and you have no time to plan, grab a button down blouse and pair with your favorite pullover sweater for quick, classic office wear style. Choose from a wide variety of Liberty Garden and Hale Bob button down blouses at our convenient online store, one for any occasion and every style. Top with Liberty Garden’s ivory ultra suede sweater shirt and complete with AC Collection’s high waisted skinny jeans or pants. You’ll be out the door, espresso in hand, and rocking your workplace in no time.

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The blouse and sweater style is also perfect for casual days out running errands, or coffee with the girls. When you’ve exhausted all your newest Fall and Winter fashion purchases, mix and match items from your closet for a stylish yet warm Winter look. Start with Joe’s Jeans’ cropped rolled pants or Citizen’s of Humanity’s relaxed Dylan cropped jeans and top with Ann Taylor’s classic oversized white button down shirt  paired with Chloe’s asymmetric hem sweater in trending blush pink. Accessorize with Betsey Johnson’s NEW charm bracelet set and a comfy pair of leopard print kitten heels from Cole Haan and you are ready to start your day off in style.

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SWEATER DRESS

Another “no brainer” classic look to return this Winter is the sweater dress. On your busiest days, simply throw on your favorite sweater dress style, pair with an oversized bag and your favorite boots, and you are ready for any occasion morning, noon, and night. We love Current/Elliot’s soft gray wool and cashmere blend dress accessorized with booties from Jeffrey Campbell,  chunky gold bangles from Kendra Scottand a black leather bag from Kate Spade. Sweep your hair into a chic topknot and segue into the evening hours by combining your sweater dress with Vince Camuto’s “Sugar Plum” suede pumps and a sparkling gold clutch from Loeffler Randall.

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Make your sweater dress go “double duty” and combine with your favorite leather leggings or skinny jeans for a completely different look. This is also a great style for chillier Winter days when the weather is at it’s snowiest. Try pairing with Hale Bob’s black quilted faux leather or go with the mixed media leggings. Spread a bit of cheer at your next holiday party by combining with Hale Bob’s red ultra suede leggings or go “Winter Wonderland” in the soft ivory suede. If leggings aren’t your style, go with your favorite pair of skinny pants like Hudson’s black super skinny jeans or go matching with Citizen’s of Humanity’s grey stretch skinnies. At your next holiday event, arrive in the colors of the Season’s by pairing your sweater dress with Hudson’s deep red skinny jeans or go bright in Hale Bob’s green cotton sateen pants. However you choose to style, the sweater dress is definitely a versatile choice to add to your wardrobe collection this Winter.

 

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STRIPED SWEATER AND MIDI SKIRT

From Valentino to Miu Miu to Isabel Marant, stripes are definitely one of this Season’s trendiest patterns. Echoing the iconic candy cane, what better time to try a striped sweater than during the holidays. Update the look for Winter 2015 by pairing with your favorite midi length skirt, one of this Season’s trendiest skirt lengths. We like Madewell’s cable knit striped sweater or go with Philosophy’s cozy cashmere striped sweater with star detailing, perfect on your next party or event. Who says you have to stick to black and white only? Get colorful this Season in Rag and Bone’s orange and red toned sweater or change things up and go with Tory Burch’s asymmetrical striped fitted sweater. For a perfectly polished office look, pair your striped sweater with Hale Bob’s lace midi length pencil skirt in basic black or soft grey.

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Bring a bit of vintage classic 50’s style to your next holiday party in your favorite striped sweater and A-line midi skirt. Get a similar look as pictured above with Theory’s solid black A line skirt accessorized with a beige suede jacket, Vivienne Westwood’s legendary mini Yasmine black handbag, and leopard ankle strap heels from Brooks Brothers. If you are feeling especially festive and daring, go with this Season’s popular runway “mixed print” look in your striped sweater and red plaid midi skirt from Kate Spade. Work or play. Parties or errands. You are sure to look stylish and trendy in your sweater and midi skirt combo this year.

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SWEATER AND OVERALLS

With the revival of 90’s fashion this Season, the return of the overalls is inevitable. What better way to try out one of this year’s trending pant styles than to pair with your favorite cozy turtleneck or chunky knit sweater. For an updated style, look for overalls in different colors and patterns such as navy, rust, or striped, and unique material such as leather, cotton, or knit. For dressier occasions, we like Topshop’s cropped faux leather overalls paired with Hale Bob’s ivory sweater knit lace top or the black faux leather long sleeve shirt and Michael Kors’ jeweled ankle strap pumps. On casual Winter days, try wide leg steel gray overall pants from YOOX topped with DKNY’s ivory chunky knit turtleneck and Rag & Bone’s cozy Shearling lined clog booties. You’ll definitely stand out from among the rest this year in your overall pant style. And, your purchase will go double duty for you as designers from Nicole Miller to Adam Lippes keep overalls trending on the runway for Spring Fashion 2016.

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LOTS OF LAYERS

It’s easy to stay warm yet fashionable with this Season’s trending poncho and sweater “robe” coat options. Stay warm with ponchos made from wool and cashmere and stay fashionable with plaid, striped, and jewel toned color patterns. Choose a perfect Winter outfit with Luisa Brini’s navy plaid poncho paired with Hale Bob’s rust colored turtleneck top layered over Hudson’s Nico super skinny navy jeans tucked into knee high leather boots from Tory Burch. Opt for the striped look with MIH Jeans’ oversized reversible wool blend poncho, and segue into the evening hours by topping your favorite cocktail dress with Halston Heritage’s elegant black mock-neck ribbed poncho. Casual or dressy, be sure to add the poncho into your Winter wardrobe this year.

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The sweater robe coat is another favorite trending sweater find this year. Warmer than a sweater yet lighter than a coat, this jacket is a perfect layering option and also great to wear on warmer Winter days. We love Hale Bob’s teal wool sweater coat or go with the longer “robe” style in the Birdseye knit sweater coat in teal, purple, and beige from Hale Bob. Paired with your skinny jeans for daytime activities, and thrown over your favorite cocktail dress for evening, the sweater robe coat is your perfect styling option this Season.

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SWEATER SCARF

One of the simplest ways to stay warm yet fashionable throughout the Winter season is to make your favorite sweater double as a chic scarf by day and warm outerwear by night. Take your favorite sweater such as Hale Bob’s fur trimmed sweatshirt and cable knit sweater or the terry knit pullover with cable knit sleeves and tie around your shoulders for perfect Winter style. As the sun sets, pull over your evening outfit to stay warm against the night air. No matter which sweater style you choose, try this simple yet chic “sweater scarf” style this Season.

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No matter which sweater style you prefer, there are many creative ways to style your outfit this Season rather than relying on the predictable sweater and jeans combo. Pair with a midi skirt for your next holiday party. Or combine with slacks and a button down on your way to the office. Or go back in time and style under your new pair of vintage 90’s overalls. Think out of the box this Winter and try a few new fashion creations all your own. We’d love to hear your ideas on how you will style your favorite cozy sweaters this year. Comment below and give us your feedback.

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FALL’S CHIC SHEATH DRESS STYLE

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Hourglass or Athletic? Apple or Pear? Triangle or Square? No matter what body shape you have, this Fall, step out in a style that flatters any figure. With it’s snug fit to hug curves and flatter the feminine form, the sheath dress is making a big comeback for 2015 Fall and Winter fashion. From Nicole Miller’s 2 piece to David Koma’s geometrical brights to Dolce & Gabbana’s bold florals, designers are reinventing the traditional sheath dress with a mixture of updated patterns, prints, and fabrics. Celebrities like Ciara, Eva Longoria, and Blake Lively have been spotted this season sporting the new trend on the streets, so let’s take a look and start incorporating the sheath dress into our everyday wardrobe.

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CLASSIC BLACK

When in doubt, you can never go wrong in a little black dress. What better time to try out this Season’s newest silhouette than with a new LBD. We love Hale Bob’s trendy new black lace sheath dress with ultra suede detailing or try the romantic black lace sheath dress with beading. With just one dress, you can style many different looks according to your taste and the occasion. For the office, pair the dress with a chic blazer and classic black pumps. For a night on the town, go classy with hot red Sam Edelman heels, a black Jessica McClintock box clutch, and a string of pearls. As the weather cools, wear your favorite crisp button down blouse under your dress for a perfect Fall street style. However you choose to fashion your sheath this Season, be sure to include this LBD into your closet.

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ROMANTIC WHITE

If you are looking to choose something other than the usual LBD, try a white sheath dress this Fall. A bit softer and more romantic, the white sheath dress is a perfect option to spruce up your wardrobe this Season. Like the LBD, this dress is easily adaptable for work or play, for dressy or casual. We love Hale Bob’s white floral sheath dress with a scoop neck to elongate and flatter any woman’s neckline. For a classic look, pair with rust suede pumps from Sergio Rossi and a Bolero jacket from Hale Bob. For an “Athleisure” style, whip your hair up into a loose ponytail and pair with your favorite white sneakers, a cross body bag, and Liberty Garden’s cozy grey ombre pullover sweater.

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With a husband, a family, and a fashion line of her own, Victoria Beckham is the epitome of a woman on the go. Steal her fashionable look above in your own chic gray sheath dress, cinched belt, open jacket, and ivory wedges for style and all day comfort. Dash to a meeting with the Boss, have lunch with the girls, pick up the kids at school, and enjoy date night out on the town without having to run home to change. We love Hale Bob’s gray sweater knit sheath dress paired with an ivory Bolero jacket and ivory wedges from Jeffrey Campbell. For the busy woman who doesn’t have much time to think about style, this is your “go to” outfit for Fall.

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 FUN COLOR

We love Kate Hudson’s sunny “California girl” style in everything she wears. What better time to bring a little “color” into your life than with a bright sheath dress for Fall. Since the dress’s silhouette is suitable for all occasions, live a little this Season and choose a fun color that suits your personality. We love Hale Bob’s bright coral lace crochet sheath dress, perfect for a day at the office, errands around town, or a walk along the Boardwalk. Pair your outfit with Free People’s lace up gladiator sandals and Liberty Garden’s lace Kimono for a casual “Boho” look. Go classy with Guess’s ivory “peep toe” pumps and Hale Bob’s ivory Bolero jacket. Or adapt Kate Hudson’s mantra and pair your bright sheath dress with whatever suits your personality and style.

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BOLD FLORALS

All Season, we have been talking about the trending bold floral pattern seen on the Runways this year. Taking a tip from Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall 2015 Collection, celebrities like Selma Hayek and Gabrielle Union are sporting the look wearing sleek floral sheath dresses on the Red Carpet. Join in the trend with Hale Bob’s fuchsia floral sheath dress paired with Via Spiga gray suede pumps and a Victoria Beckham gray suede jacket, perfect for Fall’s crisp weather. Keep a little of Spring and Summer with you throughout the coming cooler months.

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TRENDY PATTERNS

Go with a big trend this Fall and look for a sheath dress in mixed pattern designs. From Mugler to Nicole Miller, designers took the sheath dress to a whole new level this Season with unique, bold patterns designed to make you stand out in style. Try Hale Bob’s printed black and white sheath dress paired with bright yellow sandals from Gwen Stefani as pictured above. Segue into the cooler months of Fall by combining your dress with Topshop’s double collar blazer and Kristin Cavallari’s peep toe ankle booties. Stretch beyond the basics this year and go for bold patterns to add to your wardrobe style.

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DARING MESH

Lastly, one of the biggest trends seen on the Runways and filtering into department stores this year, is the mesh “see through” look. Popular throughout the Summer months with swimwear tunics, tanks, and sundresses, the style is continuing into Fall with sweaters, dresses, and jackets. Live on the edge a little this Season and dare to try 2015’s hottest fashion trend. Get a similar look as pictured above with a striped knit mesh sheath dress from Neiman Marcus or try BCBG’s embroidered mesh cocktail dress. If you’d like to try the trend in a more subtle style, we love Hale Bob’s long sleeve black knit sheath dress, a look of mesh without baring it all. Go “celeb” status and pair your dress with studded t-strap heels from Jessica Simpson or go “Boho” in fringe sandals from Vince Camuto. However you choose to style your mesh sheath, you are sure to turn heads as you step out in style this Fall.

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No matter what style, color, or pattern, you are sure to find a sheath dress that suits YOU this Fall season. Designed to fit and flatter your every curve, the sheath dress is the perfect choice to spruce up your wardrobe. With the right accessories, you can fashion the look to express your individuality and unique style, From Boho to Athleisure to Classic to Trendy, the sky’s the limit with this dress option. So what are you waiting for? Shop the look today at our convenient online store Posh at Play. You can get the look NOW from the comfort of your own home and start stepping out in style.